Private Client Team

Welcome to the The Private Client team at Harrison Clark Rickerbys which is one of the largest teams in the Midlands and South West and has specialists in all aspects of private client work.

The six partner strong team acts for all manner of individuals in relation to Wills and Tax planning ; Estate Administration and Trusts.

Most of the team are either full members of or studying for the Society of Trusts and Estate Diploma and are all members of The Law Society Private Client Section.

We are ranked as Tier 1 for Private Client in the 2017 Chambers and Partners rankings- the ‘guide to the worlds best lawyers’.

Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ private client team wins praise for expertise and client service. “There is a depth of knowledge within the firm as a whole and certainly in the individuals I have dealt with on their specialist areas,” comments a source. Another interviewee says:  “It has never been necessary for me to chase the solicitors on any occasion, because all requests have been promptly responded to. I have appreciated the attention to detail, clarity of explanation, neatness of written presentations and the good client care.”

Another interviewee adds: “They do an absolutely superb job, we can’t speak highly enough of them.”

Notable practitioners  – Dawn Oliver is the leading private client lawyer in Worcestershire,” says a source, who adds: “She has a strong reputation, she has deep technical expertise and is up to date with the market.” Another source describes Oliver as “very thorough and professional, with a good depth of knowledge,” commenting: “She doesn’t have to look things up; unless it’s really unusual she always knows her way around very effectively. I can’t fault her. She is a popular choice with clients, and is easy to get on with. She always takes a constructive approach and is both thoughtful and considerate. When it comes to complex needs, Dawn really knows what she’s doing, she says it like it is. You get an objective view, which is very important, but at the same time she has empathy with her clients.”

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We have particular expertise in acting for farming clients which is not surprising given our location and work very closely with our colleagues in the firm’s business services departments in providing advice to business owners and entrepreneurs.

Our elderly client team are all members of Solicitors for the Elderly and we are especially known for our work in assisting elderly and vulnerable clients.

Finally we act for a number of private family charitable trusts an area of work that is firmly on the increase.

If you think we may be able to help you please give us a call on 01905 744871 or email We would be delighted to hear from you.

Dawn Oliver , Partner and Head of The Private Client Team

Harrison Clark Rickerbys has particular expertise advising agricultural clients, and a dedicated team for elderly and vulnerable clients. Dawn Oliver is practice leader.

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